Secrets in the meadow, Promises on the beach. (A ballad)

Memory stalks me.
A secret festers within,
And the burden of silence weighs heavy.
But some promises cannot be broken,
And some secrets must be taken to the grave…

#writephoto prompt

Never forget this moment
Never forget what we did here
A crime that went unpunished
A secret sealed in fear

A promise is a curse!
And this one haunts us to this day
‘Tell no one,’ she’d said! ‘I will see you again’
And see us she did! But wicked was her gaze!

Eugi’s weekly prompt

’twas a twilit evening of potential
The virgin breeze twirling fragrant scents
Sighed from diaphanous meadows
Besides ethereal shores
Mystics and mystery
As ‘Cyra’ chanted
a dark Summon
to watchful

Why we agreed, I do not know
But grief drove Cyra, and friendship buckled us in
‘Humor her,’ we’d thought; until lore became more
And that promise became a curse!

The old ones used to say
If you call to one of the dead
All of them listen!
And Cyra was distressed, her chants imprecise

The things we saw
And the sounds we heard
I cannot utter here
A secret sealed in fear

Dark be my days
And troubled be my nights
Her eyes haunt me
They pierce the veil, and sear the soul
For I touched the evil, that took her away.

Those who divulge, Cyra sees!
Sleepless and watchful
Wicked is her gaze
Her secret sealed in fear
For a promise is a curse
And all who tell,
Never see the dawn!

Ballad player #whatdoyousee

Β© judeitakali

Hi guys, I hope you enjoy this. I haven’t written dark material for a while so I was itching to start off a balanced dark month of June on my blog. Don’t worry, there’s more than enough light here too.

Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

For these awesome prompts;

Colleen’s syllabic challengethe etheree written in bold
Writephoto promptbeach
Eugi’s weekly promptmeadow
Sadje’s whatdoyousee‘my ballad player’

Hope you are all well
Stay safe, stay loving.

83 Comments Add yours

  1. willowdot21 says:

    A excellent combination of prompts, works well.πŸ’œ

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much πŸ™πŸΎπŸ’œ


      1. willowdot21 says:


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  2. Jules says:

    I think I’ve mentioned the ‘New’ adult Nancy Drew mystery series –
    Your piece reminds me of Nancy and her friends who dabble in the realm of spirits. And that is one reason I stopped watching after the first season!


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